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A little something from the New Yorker

The BrisUrbane blog came across this piece from the New Yorker about traffic in Moscow, Russia. Click the link to see the video.

Moscow has a very busy metro system, very wide roads and multiple ring roads around the city. And traffic is still congested. It doesn’t seem that it is possible to build one’s way out of congestion. At least with public transport you can get more people where they want to go at a set level of congestion and with a more economical use of space too.

The BrisUrbane Blog is always skeptical when it hears the latest “plan” to “ease”, “fix”, “solve” congestion. It doesn’t seem like other cities have engineered their way to “Sunday afternoon” traffic levels, and it seems doubtful that Brisbane will be the first.


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November 28, 2010 at 11:38 am

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